4 Common Heart Attack Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

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You’ve seen it over and over: A male character in a movie or on a TV show is having sex, yelling at someone, playing sports or even riding a Peloton, when all of a sudden, he stops cold. He then goes pale, staggers, clutches his chest — left arm or both — then dramatically slides down a wall.

You hardly ever see women having a heart attack in pop culture, however, even though almost as many women die of some form of heart disease as men in the United States, according to the Centers for

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An Undetected Heart Attack Led to an Urgent Triple Bypass

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — For more than three years, Gary Saunders struggled with heartburn. Antacids helped – if he took a handful of them.

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He figured it was stress or the “12 to 15 cups of coffee” he drank each day to fuel his long hours managing a busy 24-hour retail store. In his mid-50s, he was exhausted all the time.

Nagging from family members and frustration with the constant heartburn finally sent him to get a checkup. It was his first visit to the doctor in years.

Learning he had

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Doing This in the Bathroom Can Slash Your Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

When it comes to your heart health, even the smallest changes to your lifestyle can make a major difference. But while most of us are keenly aware of the effects of diet, exercise, and stress levels on our heart health, fewer among us realize that our bathroom habits may play a role in cardiovascular wellbeing, too. Following a two-decades-long study, experts now say that doing this one thing in the bathroom can significantly slash your risk of a heart attack. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that this daily habit—which may already be a part of your

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U.S. heart attack rate dropped as COVID-19 lockdowns cut air pollution from driving, study says


Study: Heart attack rate down in U.S. as COVID-19 lockdowns cut air pollution

Researchers say the number of heart attacks in the United States dropped as air pollution from driving declined because fewer people were driving as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Urban air cleared during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns as fewer commuters hit the road daily, and that might have resulted in one unexpected heart health benefit for Americans, a new study suggests.

Those reductions in air pollution appear to be linked to a decrease in heart attacks during the shutdowns, according to research slated for presentation Saturday at the American

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Everyday Habits That May Lead to Heart Attack, According to Science

A heart attack, aka myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart muscle,” they explain. There are a number of risk factors for heart attack, some of them—including age and family history—out of your control. However, there are a number of everyday habits that can ultimately lead to the potentially deadly event. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others,

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Use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors

Study shows use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors
MiCORE digital health intervention screenshots show application components, including medication tracking, vital signs monitoring, educational materials and scheduling follow-up appointments. Credit: Francoise Marvel and Seth Martin

Data collected from a group of 200 heart attack survivors using a smartphone app designed to navigate the recovery process, such as medication management and lifestyle changes, showed that app users experienced hospital readmission within the first 30 days of discharge at half the rate of a comparable group given standard aftercare without the app.

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 6 patients who have been hospitalized after a heart attack return

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